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09-02-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By cpfrog

To WIChix, You usually get what you pay for......

To WIChix,
You usually get what you pay for... yes, most brand names will back up their products. (Don't ask me how I know. LOL)
Forum: Main
04-29-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By cpfrog

gal milk plastic milk containers

I reuse the 1/2 gal. plastic milk containers; make bindings, ironed and folded; insert into pour-opening; store if needed keeps binding handy and clean! Then place on floor right next to my sew....
01-08-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,409
Posted By cpfrog

I'll have to see about 2018... I've already...

I'll have to see about 2018... I've already downloaded 2017 and looked back and downloaded 2016, too, a very visually interesting quilt (curves, too). Too many UFOs at this time, but a free pattern...
Forum: Pictures
01-08-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By cpfrog

I believe the fabric for those purple bags is...

I believe the fabric for those purple bags is like a flannel? or mock velvet? and you used the front and back! What type fabric did you use for the other lighter purple and gold blocks? What a great...
09-08-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,387
Posted By cpfrog

I've checked some of the numbers ......

I've checked some of the numbers ... after-the-fact ... on whitepages.com by "reverse telephone number" and usually they say spam or possible spam. I immediately block them on my cell. Can't do much...
Forum: Main
11-17-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By cpfrog

Our guild is small and with limited finances, so...

Our guild is small and with limited finances, so we (about 25 of us) take turns signing up yearly for the monthly meeting.

Members are in charge of the program and if we can bring in a speaker...
04-04-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By cpfrog

I believe my 1947 Featherweight 221 "ON-OFF"...

I believe my 1947 Featherweight 221 "ON-OFF" switch is for the light. Yes, they are "hot" all the time. Good idea to unplug. Easier might be having a dedicated Surge Strip with it's own ON/OFF...
Forum: Main
02-25-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By cpfrog

Can you ask a LQS or your 'local machine quilter'...

Can you ask a LQS or your 'local machine quilter' to order it for you? If you pick it up yourself, it might save some costs like shipping? Worth a phone call.
Forum: Main
02-25-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,897
Posted By cpfrog

Right is Right? Red is Right? Garden of Red? ...

Right is Right? Red is Right? Garden of Red? I do like NatalieF's suggestion: Flower Boxes
Forum: Main
02-25-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,364
Posted By cpfrog

Our van-RV is our "home away from home". We both...

Our van-RV is our "home away from home". We both love it but I lack just enough room for my portable Featherweight box. I have a small plastic shoe-box-size container for hand sewing my...
Forum: Main
02-18-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,880
Posted By cpfrog

Dear piker6ca, WOW! lots of suggestions and you...

Dear piker6ca,
WOW! lots of suggestions and you did your homework with previewing the diff. colored sashing strips.

Since there is yellow in each block, the gray background with the latest...
Forum: Pictures
08-13-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,322
Posted By cpfrog

Where do you get that lovely fabric? I haven't...

Where do you get that lovely fabric? I haven't seen anything even close around here... I must live in the slums or out in the woods where there are no fabric stores.
Forum: Main
08-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,911
Posted By cpfrog

It looks like an elongated Log Cabin. If...

It looks like an elongated Log Cabin.

If you start with the red in the middle (maybe cut 1" to finish at 1" ??) and go counter-clockwise, it appears "to my aging eyes", that you add a short...
Forum: Main
07-30-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,162
Posted By cpfrog

Great on Stainless Steel sinks too! AND the gunk...

Great on Stainless Steel sinks too! AND the gunk on the inside of shower doors!
Forum: Main
07-20-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,100
Posted By cpfrog

A labor of love. It will be beautiful when you're...

A labor of love. It will be beautiful when you're finished. One seam at a time. Good luck.
Forum: Main
06-25-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,251
Posted By cpfrog

Both outstanding, but the blue is too simple for...

Both outstanding, but the blue is too simple for me - one who loves challenging mazes. Red is a bit more complex but only a bit. HAhaha Did you make them up? or follow a pattern. The fabric choices...
Forum: Main
06-23-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,311
Posted By cpfrog

I have good luck with small - very small - cuts...

I have good luck with small - very small - cuts on the raw ends of the fabric. Each is less than inch; all the way across, about 6 inches apart. Then machine wash and machine dry. The dryer lint...
06-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,201
Posted By cpfrog

She looks lovely! Very similar to my FW which was...

She looks lovely! Very similar to my FW which was my dear late mother's and the one I learned to sew on as a child of 8 or 9.
My manual say 221-1 and I have a receipt dated August 1947...bought for...
Forum: Main
06-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,494
Posted By cpfrog

I did an 80th BD split-rail-fence quilt with the...

I did an 80th BD split-rail-fence quilt with the signature in the middle "white" muslin section. Sure enough... they started to write in the " seam allowance edge! Before piecing the entire thing...
Forum: Pictures
04-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,501
Posted By cpfrog

Never heard of "NOTANS". I like that design...

Never heard of "NOTANS". I like that design idea... is it cutting corners off of one and adding them to another's center square?
Am I close?
Can you explain further? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Main
04-09-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,250
Posted By cpfrog

If it were me, I'd carefully rinse all the starch...

If it were me, I'd carefully rinse all the starch out of it; roll it in a towel; dry it on a dry towel; steam iron it from behind on a dry towel. Starch can attract bugs! I never use it.

Then I'd...
02-23-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By cpfrog

I just put this in my bookmarks for future need....

I just put this in my bookmarks for future need. Wonderful tool.
Thanks.
01-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By cpfrog

When I hear a squeak on my FW, It dawns on my...

When I hear a squeak on my FW, It dawns on my that I did not disengage the bobbin wheel from the belt when I had reloaded it for the current project.

DUH! It's near the 'wheel' but I've done...
01-29-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,732
Posted By cpfrog

"Ben Franklins" (that I know) are in Amherst,...

"Ben Franklins" (that I know) are in Amherst, Ohio (NO fabric); and in Oberlin, Ohio - VERY nice fabric department of flatfolds...no frills and much more economical than JoAnns or LQS. A new gal...
Forum: Main
01-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,455
Posted By cpfrog

I have used a pad of 8.5 x 11 inch tracing paper...

I have used a pad of 8.5 x 11 inch tracing paper at office supplies stores or Pat Catan's or maybe Michaels?;

You might also be able to get a roll of "canary paper" (pale yellow) at an art supply...
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